Select Hen House, Price Chopper pharmacies in Johnson County to start COVID-19 vaccines Monday

Balls Foods pharmacies

Registrations for appointment slots at a handful of Johnson County pharmacies run by Balls Foods, including at select Hen House and Price Chopper locations, filled up quickly Friday. The very limited number of doses being administered this week at the pharmacies are being offered through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Photo credit Baltimore County. Used under a Creative Commons license.

A select number of Hen House and Price Chopper pharmacies in Johnson County are set to begin administering doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Feb. 15, to people 65 and older.

Appointments for the very limited number of vaccination slots quickly filled up Friday when the stores’ parent company Balls Foods posted registration links online.

Balls Foods says it hopes to receive more shipments of vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program in coming weeks.

The company encourages those who are eligible to currently receive a vaccine in Kansas to check back regularly at Balls Foods’ pharmacy home page for potential vaccine openings in the future.

Balls Foods locations involved

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Johnson County pharmacies owned by Balls Foods that will receive doses as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program are at:

  • Price Chopper, 4950 Roe Blvd., Roeland Park
  • Price Chopper, 12010 W. 63rd St., Shawnee
  • Price Chopper, 15970 S. Mur-Len Road, Olathe
  • Price Chopper, 2101 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe
  • Price Chopper, 7000 W. 75th St., Overland Park
  • Hen House, 13600 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe
  • Hen House, 6900 W. 135th St., Overland Park

In addition, two pharmacies nearby in Wyandotte County will also be receiving some vaccines:

  • Hen House, 8120 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Price Chopper, 7600 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

Only seniors 65 and older eligible

Balls Foods says on its pharmacy page that their vaccine clinics will only be administering doses to people 65 and older.

“When you make an appointment for a COVID vaccine, you will need to confirm that you are in the current phase” of the county’s vaccination schedule, the company’s website says.

Those who make an appointment with a Balls Foods pharmacy are asked to bring a photo ID or state driver’s license. A second dose will be scheduled at the time of your first dose at a Balls Foods pharmacy location. That will typically be three to four weeks after your first dose.

Currently, Johnson County is in Tier 1 of Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout plan. The following groups are being given priority for vaccines:

  • Unvaccinated individuals left over from Phase 1, mostly health care workers
  • People 65 and older
  • K-12 school staff, including teachers, bus drivers and custodians
  • Licensed child care workers
  • EMS and public safety workers, including police and firefighters
  • Grocery store workers
  • Employees at bars and restaurants
  • Workers at food processing plants